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Lorchstua Restaurant

The acclaimed Lorchstua restaurant, run by Nyvågar Rorbuhotell, serves primarily local specialities with a subtle twist, such as baked fillet of halibut in a cod brandade. The atmosphere is formal and the food excel…
Aquarium in Kabelvåg

Lofoten Aquarium

If you want to learn all about the deep, cold waters that surround Lofoten, then this aquarium is a good place to start. There are various exhibits relating to the skrei – the species of east Atlantic cod that migra…
Pub in Kabelvåg

Præstengbrygga

This is a general-purpose hang-out, as popular for laid-back pub lunches as for late-night drinking. It's a cosy space, with lashings of wood and a lovely dockside terrace. The food is hearty and filling, with dishe…
Museum in Kabelvåg

Lofotmuseet

The islands' major folk museum is on the site of what can be considered the first town in the polar region, where traces of the original rorbuer (fisher's cabins) have been excavated. The museum's main gallery was o…
Gallery in Kabelvåg

Galleri Espolin

This gallery features the haunting etchings and lithographs of one of Norway's great artists, Kaare Espolin-Johnson (1907–94). Espolin – his work all the more astounding as he was nearly blind for much of his life …
Church in Kabelvåg

Vågan Kirke

Built in 1898 and Norway's second-largest wooden church, Vågan rises above the E10 just north of Kabelvåg. Built to minister to the influx of seasonal fisherfolk, its seating capacity of 1200 far surpasses Kabelvåg'…